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Old 04-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #31
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Wow, you take some really great photos! Love the ones of the hammock, etc.

The room looks so nice!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #32
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Wow, you take some really great photos! Love the ones of the hammock, etc.

The room looks so nice!
Thanks Andrea! Some of them are mine and some are my Dad's. I am proud to say that the hammock ones are 100% mine baby!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #33
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great report so far!! Love all the pictures!! That first day was windy ~ we had planned to go to a water park as well, but quickly changed our plans! DH and my 6 and 3 year old braved the pool for a bit so baby could nap and I could unpack our stuff.
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Thank you so much! I'm obsessed with hotel rooms in Disney, I love the attention to details. I take a million whenever we stay somewhere new.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:41 AM   #35
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How did I not see that you had started this? I was looking and waiting for it too! Yay!

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Well, todayís the day! The sun is shining, the tank is clean! Oh no wait, thatís Nemoís story, not ours. Let's try this again......
Love Nemo! I have looked and looked for Dory things (shirts, bags, etc) and never find anything other than stuffed animals But I am on the list for a custom Dory backpack a DISfriend is making

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As it turns out he is just a tad hyper when it comes to airports and flights to catch. He wants to get to the airport, check the luggage, get through security and breathe. Oh wait, and then when it comes time to pre-board, he wants to get on the plane ASAP so that he can have HIS carry on in the bin above HIS head. Cause God forbid it should be 1 or 2 rows behind him.
Yeah, sorry but I gotta side with your Dad on this one. I am the same way. I love flying, but I get so anxious going through security and boarding. I hardly ever bring a big carryon because of that exact reason. They should not allow people to put their bags in other people's overhead bins. Really the only time I worry about it is when I have a close connection, but it can really make you miss your flight if you have to wait until everyone else is off the plane before you can go back and get your carryon. It is stressful. So I always make sure my carryon will fit under the seat.

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Although this logic is completely illogical because if I WAS flying the plane, clearly we would be in a flaming pile of rubble


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Walking through the grounds to get to our longhouse was totally surreal. Seeing Cindyís castle across the lake, hearing the toot of the ferry whistles, the faint whisper of luau music playing over the sound system of the Poly. It was all so completely magical and we hadnít even stepped into a park yet
Oh you just took me back! You described it perfectly! Once you go Poly, you won't ever stray again. Like someone else on here, I stayed Poly in Feb and said the whole time "I have to get this here and now because I will never pay the money to stay here again".....yeah...look at my siggy. I'm staying there again! Can't help it. It is just so magical

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Uh-Oh, pool fouling!!! (AKA poop-in-the-pool) So no swim for us.
Eww!

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I started to tear up almost immediately. After so much planning and dreaming and anxious days waiting, we were here. Riding in rides in Disney World. Together. I felt very grateful and happy to be there with my DD and my parents.
How do you do it? You bring me right back there. I had this happen so many times that week it wasn't even funny. They were always tears of joy, but I couldn't believe it. This never happens to me. Just seeing the look on my little guy's face at every turn. I even got teary-eyed on the stupid Magical Express bus! Yep, I'm a geek

Love the start Charity! Keep 'em coming!
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #36
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Thanks for posting the double sink pic! I have always stayed in Tokelau which has one sink. I actually prefer it so I can have the counter space and we've never had an issue using just one sink. But that double sink still looks like it has plenty of counter space! And the single sink bathrooms also have that little shelf above which is SO convenient!
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great report so far!! Love all the pictures!! That first day was windy ~ we had planned to go to a water park as well, but quickly changed our plans! DH and my 6 and 3 year old braved the pool for a bit so baby could nap and I could unpack our stuff.
Yup - the weather was not too welcoming that day I'm afraid. Oh well - better than the day we left - 6:00 pm, rain pouring down all around us. It was ALOT easier to leave Florida in gloomy weather than it would have been leaving in hot, hot sun!!

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Thank you so much! I'm obsessed with hotel rooms in Disney, I love the attention to details. I take a million whenever we stay somewhere new.
No problem. We are probably going to have to stay somewhere else next time too, so I know what you mean about the more pics the better.

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How did I not see that you had started this? I was looking and waiting for it too! Yay!

Love Nemo! I have looked and looked for Dory things (shirts, bags, etc) and never find anything other than stuffed animals But I am on the list for a custom Dory backpack a DISfriend is making

Yeah, sorry but I gotta side with your Dad on this one. I am the same way. I love flying, but I get so anxious going through security and boarding. I hardly ever bring a big carryon because of that exact reason. They should not allow people to put their bags in other people's overhead bins. Really the only time I worry about it is when I have a close connection, but it can really make you miss your flight if you have to wait until everyone else is off the plane before you can go back and get your carryon. It is stressful. So I always make sure my carryon will fit under the seat.



Oh you just took me back! You described it perfectly! Once you go Poly, you won't ever stray again. Like someone else on here, I stayed Poly in Feb and said the whole time "I have to get this here and now because I will never pay the money to stay here again".....yeah...look at my siggy. I'm staying there again! Can't help it. It is just so magical

Eww!

How do you do it? You bring me right back there. I had this happen so many times that week it wasn't even funny. They were always tears of joy, but I couldn't believe it. This never happens to me. Just seeing the look on my little guy's face at every turn. I even got teary-eyed on the stupid Magical Express bus! Yep, I'm a geek

Love the start Charity! Keep 'em coming!
Thanks for your enthusiastic responses! I am happy to hear others are enjoying reading about our trip as much as I enjoyed experiencing it first hand!

You guys are heading back to the Poly?! How'd you swing that?!! Lucky girl. We may rent some DVC points for a studio at BLT, that way DH has the views and convenience of the monorail and I won't have to deal with cranky-pants at the parks.



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Thanks for posting the double sink pic! I have always stayed in Tokelau which has one sink. I actually prefer it so I can have the counter space and we've never had an issue using just one sink. But that double sink still looks like it has plenty of counter space! And the single sink bathrooms also have that little shelf above which is SO convenient!
Yes - the double sink was AMPLE room for 3 adults and 1 child - with TONS of stuff!!!
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You guys are heading back to the Poly?! How'd you swing that?!! Lucky girl.
Hmmm...you'll have to check out my TR
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #39
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Loving the TR so far Can't wait to be there next month Until then I'll live through your TR
What fun to get to go with your parents, and your daughter on her first trip to the World! Beautiful pics too!
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Someone asked for some pics of the room we had. So here are the few I have. Room 3012 in the Tahiti building.

soo funny!! Your DD thought she was hiding!! Lol soo very cute!


Sounds like you are now officially a poly addict!
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #41
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thanks for posting this! We have 138 days to go to our 2nd stay at the poly..last was 6 yrs ago. Loving your report!
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Hmmm...you'll have to check out my TR
I've joined in and I see now you lucky girl you got a pin code! I am seriously hoping I get one someday. Maybe the only way I can convince DH to go with me and the kids!

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What fun to get to go with your parents, and your daughter on her first trip to the World! Beautiful pics too!
Yes, you will LOVE it!


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soo funny!! Your DD thought she was hiding!! Lol soo very cute!


Sounds like you are now officially a poly addict!
I am Carl, I am!! I don't know what I will do though when we go back as a family of 4. I am certainly not in the same income bracket as my parents, so the Poly is totally out of the question - but you better believe I will be coming over to shop, eat at Captain Cooks and enjoy Wishes from the beach!

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thanks for posting this! We have 138 days to go to our 2nd stay at the poly..last was 6 yrs ago. Loving your report!
Oh, congrats! You are so lucky you get to experience it again. Have fun!

And to everyone joining in - I am sorry I have not posted an update in a while. I think I can officially say I have a lung infection or bronchitis or something. Fever, headache, coughing up yuckiness and just overall feeling like a ball of blech. So, give me some time and I promise I will update soon! Hopefully I don't forget everything before then!!
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Feel better soon! We'll be here when you get ready
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I am jumping on board too! Love all the info about the Poly so far. We have made this our hotel for our next trip and enjoy seeing anything we can about it!

I love the photo in the clam! What happiness in both of your faces! Sheer Disney!
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Oooh, oooh ...I'm here !!

Love the pics of the Poly .. some day I'll get there !

Your dd is just as cute as they come !
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